Who is Rosalea Hamilton ?

Professor Rosalea Hamilton is social scientist and advocate for sustainable development that improves the environment, economy, society and governance. She was Vice President at the University of Technology, Jamaica (2008 to 2018) and was awarded a Professorship in the Scotiabank Chair in Entrepreneurship and Development. She established and led The MSME Alliance, a network of small business organizations, for ten (10) years. She also established the Institute of Law & Economics and worked as a consultant and public educator on trade, governance, gender and other areas of economic and social development.  She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels in Jamaica and the US. She was Special Advisor and Trade Policy Consultant in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (2000-2003) and served as Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jamaica (May 2006-Sept 2007).

Prof Hamilton is currently CEO of the LASCO Chin Foundation and a Board Director for LASCO Manufacturing Limited. She is also Chair of the Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance, a regional philanthropic hub seeking to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially through building climate resilience. She is a Director of the National Integrity Action, a corruption watchdog organization, and advocates for good governance as a member of the Advocates Network.  Since 2021, she has been a Distinguished Scholar in The PJ Patterson Centre for African-Caribbean Advocacy. In 2022, she was appointed by President Julius Maada Bio to serve as the Republic of Sierra Leone’s first Honorary Consul to Jamaica.

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